The Michigan Chapter of Meeting Planners held its International Black, White & Bling Awards Gala to give recognition to outstanding members and suppliers on June 12 at the Diamond Center at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich.
This year the Cobo Center was awarded the MMPI Silver Platter Award. Cobo was also presented with the 2018 Michigan’s Finest Meeting Site award as voted by chapter members. To complete the sweep, the 2018 President’s award was given to Cobo Center Sales Manager Jennifer Berkemeier (pictured left).
Berkemeier has been a member of the Michigan chapter of MPI since 2008. From 2009 to 2011 she served as the director of membership, and since 2017 she has been the vice president of communications on the MPI board. In 2011, she was awarded the Outstanding Volunteer and Leader of the Year. The Michigan chapter has 200 members.
Meeting Professionals International is the largest meeting and event industry association worldwide, and is committed to providing the best education, experiences and relationships to help produce the best meetings and events. With the idea that live events connect people, inspire ideas and propel society forward, MPI’s mission is to provide MPI members, chapters and the global meeting and event community with innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities and business exchanges, and to act as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry. For more info, visit mpimichapter.org.